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Books for Introducing 9-12 Year Olds to Buddhism
This article briefly reviews three books for introducing 9-12 year old to Buddhist themes such as mindfulness and compassion, as well as for teaching them about the Life of the Buddha and basic Buddhist tenets such as the Four Noble Truths.
Books for Introducing Teens to Buddhism
This article briefly reviews three books that introduce Buddhist themes to teens in a way applicable to their everyday lives.
Branches of Buddhism
Buddhism has many different branches, schools, and lineages. Learn what they are, what countries each are practiced in, and how they differ.
Buddha and Jesus
As Buddhism's popularity in the West has grown, many scholars and religious leaders have drawn parallels between the lives and teachings of Buddha and Jesus. This article covers a few, including similar sayings.
Buddha at Bedtime - Children's Book Review
This book offers a lovely collection of bedtime stories based on Buddhist Jataka tales, for children ages 4-10. Focused on teaching universal values such as kindness, sharing, forgiveness, and more, this book is great for both Buddhist and non-Buddhist parents and children.
Buddha Standard Time - Book Review
The latest book from Lama Surya Das, Buddha Standard Time: Awakening to the Infinite Possibilities of Now, is for anyone that finds themselves saying "I just don't have enough time."
Buddha's Birth, Childhood, and Renunciation
The Buddha's life story is an important part of Buddhist teachings, and illuminates many foundation tenets. In this first of two articles, learn about the Buddha's birth, childhood, and flight from home as a young man.
Buddha's Daughters - Book Review
Buddha's Daughters: Teachings from Women Who are Shaping Buddhism in the West is a wonderful collection of essays on all facets of Buddhist teachings and practice, and from all different branches, each of which is written by a woman teacher in the West, and addressing modern life.
Buddha's Enlightenment, Teaching, and Death
This article continues and concludes the story of the Buddha's life, starting with his flight from home at age 29, and covering his subsequent spiritual quest, awakening, teaching, and death.
Buddhism Book Shop
View some of my favorite Buddhist-based books, including those for children and teens. Many of these are suitable for both Buddhists and non-Buddhists, focusing on how developing mindfulness and compassion can help us with the challenges we face in our everyday lives.
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